Sunday, November 20, 2011

A Bald Eagle and Free Beer

Bald Eagle (Photo by Michael Melford)

Notice the sign in the middle....I think that's actually Alan himself just about to go in...
Today we were breakfasting by the waters of Okanagan Lake in the Hooded Merganser restaurant, when we were treated to a five-minute-display of a bald eagle hunting a young ring-billed gull. Round and round they went, up and down, the eagle would do an aerial pounce on the gull, but always the gull would swerve at the last minute. It was so exciting the whole staff of the restaurant stopped work and gathered at the windows to watch. Eventually the eagle gave up and flew away empty-clawed, with a few adult gulls chasing . The other photo is of a selected part of an old painting of mine, showing where Alan can go for free beer...(The Black Lion, Little Walshingham ).

7 comments:

Filip Demuinck said...

There are no words for such a beautiful bird of prey. Beauty and cruelty.

Greetings,
Filip

jennyfreckles said...

Would have loved to witness the eagle chase. They are handsome birds.

Desiree said...

What a magnificent photograph of a Bald Eagle by Michael Melford! Wow! That's talent! And, now, when you say "an old painting of mine" do you mean you painted it? Again, Wow! That's talent!

Alan Burnett said...

Written from the seaside : send GPS co-ordinates for the pub immediately.

Michael and Hanne said...

To Des :- yes I did paint it. To Alan:- 52 degrees 53' 35"N and 0 degrees 52' 21" E

Desiree said...

WOW!!! I'm in awe of your many talents, Michael! You and Hanne make quite a formidable team.

Alan Burnett said...

Found it. Well found it in the virtual world. Finding it for real will have top wait until next Spring : but I will find it.